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Rome

Circles, in the Round

In her travel theme this week, Ailsa asked for circles. Who am I to say no? I threw in a few orbs and spheres, too, beginning with Jimenez Deredia's phenomenal chocolatey sculpture, Recuerdo Profundo, which I was fortunate enough to see…

Deredia in Rome

I'm not sure if you could find a better setting for collection of these pieces by Costa Rican sculptor Jimenez Deredia. I finally made the time to spend some time at the Colosseum a few weeks ago, and the timing couldn't have been better.…

July pic(k)s

I had an accordion forced upon me at an early age. I wanted to play guitar, but my parents insisted I be a good little Slovenian-American boy and bought me a squeeze box. I was never very good, and peaked in the fourth grade. Certainly not…

30 Second Cheap hotel Advisor – Rome

Hotel Luciani Via Milazzo, 8 00185 Rome, Italy Luciani is one of the dozens (or perhaps hundreds?) of little hotels that appear in every nook and cranny near Rome's Termini (main) train station. A tiny room, Spartan bed, old bedstand,…

30 Second Cheap Hotel Advisor – Rome

Stella Via Castelfidardo 51 Rome Stayed three nights, 11-14 July 2007. There's no shortage of relatively cheap places to lay your weary head in the Italian capital. There seem to be hundreds of hotels and pensions just within a four or five…

Scab Cab Ride

ROME -- So, yeah, I rode in a scab cab. I didn't know it though, when I got in. It was a relatively long ride, 20 to 25 minutes or so, but it didn't really get interesting until we began to weave our way around a small roadblock on the road…